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see your mom. >> oh! [applause] whoo! [tim chuckles] >> who knew? oprah: who knew? >> looks great. looks wonderful. oprah: boy, look at the jeans and the pants and the--look at the jeans and the shoes and the whole thing! my gosh, what do you guys have in that van? >> we have everything. we have everything. oprah: everything? >> so basically, what we did--we just--we stocked up our van at dillard's. we got some great basics. just a little micro gingham blue shirt, a slim-fit blazer that he can wear on an interview. because he's starting kind of a new phase in his life, so he wanted to let go of the dreads, look a little bit more mature but still be cool, so that's why we did it with the skinny fit dark rinse jean and a great wing tip. he just looks really handsome. what do you think? oprah: what are you thinking, john? >> um, it's definitely
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different. i don't know--i've had dreadlocks for 4 1/2 years so >> 4 years. >> i--it's nice. i mean, it's--the clothes are great. my mom is as happy as she'll ever be, so it's awesome. but it's great. it's very reminiscent of a long time ago. >> thank you. thank you so much. oprah: well, i think this is really interesting, because tim and i were saying during one of the breaks, because--when he was saying, carson, how difficult this is to do within an hour. because it takes time for people to sort of feel-- >> psychologically get prepared-- oprah: psychologically get prepared for it, yeah. >> exactly. oprah: yeah, yeah. so psychologically, john--john's not there yet. can you see? [laughter] oprah: psychologically, john is-- >> i feel a lot lighter, oprah. oprah: but you look fantastic. you look fantastic. >> thanks. i feel a lot lighter, so that's--it's nice. oprah: and i will say this--when you're going for a job interview, this look is going to be working for you. this look is going to work for you. carson-- >> yes?
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oprah: carson, i want to just tell you, it's--i mean, you always do a great job and always have so much fun. i've never laughed so much watching you in indianapolis. that was so great. >> well, now i love basketball. i can't wait for the super bowl. [laughter] oprah: i love that. "i love basketball. can't wait for the super bowl." so let's take one more look at our men today. stand up, guys. stand up and give us a pan. [cheering and applause] oprah: very nice. very nice. and one last thing. one last thing. let's see that big bumper sticker on the side of our van. let's see that bumper sticker! "no phone zone." that's right. it's a no phone zone. go to oprah.com and take the pledge. help save lives. carson, tim and all of our makeover guys already have signed. you signed the pledge. >> i did sign it. oprah: carson signed the pledge. hope you all sign the
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pledge. >> i signed the pledge. oprah: there's that big signature. thanks, everybody. thanks, carson! thank you, tim. >> oh, i love you, oprah. love you. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] how would i make school a tter place? field trips to the zoo! more basketballs. soccer balls. and a museum! [ growls ] more basketballs. soccer balls! more books. yeah. like just a ton of books. [ girl ] and bks about soft tngs. soft and slimy. [ female announcer ] now clip double box tops for education. from totino's pizza rolls and party pizzas. and make their school a better place. n wasn't even able to get / around his house. these people chose freedom over restrictions. independence over limitations.
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news coverage this morning, of course, of hurricane earl. tropical storm force winds and driving rains are hitting north carolina this morning. meanwhile, the northeast is preparing for earl as well with a state of emergency already declared in some areas. welcome back, everybody. the east coast has been preparing for this storm all week. as earl ruined many holiday plans across the east coast. >> the outer banks on the coast of north carolina is earl's first target. for its impact there, here's "american landscape" coverage from raleigh-durham's wtvd. >> for breaking news, abc 11 eyewitness news at 11:00 starts right now. >> breaking news. hurricane earl weakens but it's still a powerful storm. with 105-mile-per-hour winds. the category 2 hurricane is off the coast of north carolina right now and the outer banks should feel the effects into the wee hours of the morning. >> take a look at this new eyewitness video just in to us. big waves from earl crashing onto the pier in surf city.
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in oslo county. and there are dozens of people standing on the pier watching it as it happens. >> tonight we are live up and down the north carolina coast with the very latest. good evening, everyone. >> hi, everyone. i'm steve daniels. believe it or not, 26 million people in 68 counties stretching from here in north carolina all the way to maine are expected to feel the impact of earl in the next 48 hours. but right now, it is arriving on our coast. here's a live look at the outer banks. this is kill devil hills. the surf picking up. you can see it waving in the breeze. the breeze there upwards of 25 miles an hour. the surf picking up. we've seen light rain this evening. >> and take a look at the crystal coast this evening. this is on the atlantic beach. check out the surf here. we're expecting the storm surge to swallow up a good portion of the beach. that pier is getting a little wobbly tonight too. >> here is the latest hurricane track. national hurricane center moving
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noblgts. noblgts upd at 18. it's moving pretty quickly now. and this track if you were with us earlier today and this evening is right along this line, the 70 degree longitude line. it's now east of that, which is the second bit of good news. the hurricane has weakened. it's now forecast to pass only about 100 miles or so to the east of cape hatteras which means the weather won't get as bad as we thought at 5:00 or 6:00. >> now to atlantic beach where hurricane earl is storing up major swells. probably where we've seen most of the rain this evening. the most experienced hurricane reporter in our state greg barnes is live from atlantic beach. he's riding out the storm there, trying to stay dry. doesn't look like it's working. >> reporter: that's not going to happen. i've seen them big, i've seen them bad. earl doesn't seem to be that bad just yet. as you can see, here comes the water. we're getting a pretty good storm surge here. let me show you. what we're seeing right now is a lot of the sea foam as it comes up. that's an indication of just how turbulent the water is out there. and at the end of the peer here. you look toward the end of the
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pier, several hundred yards out, you can see some pretty big breakers are building out there. we've been hearing reports of waves running anywhere from 10 to 12 to 15 feet. they crash against the pier. here comes a good one now. they really are causing some foam, causing not a whole lot of damage. they're breaking against the pier. that was a good one. and we've got a couple of concerns about the pier right now. we had two pilings in a section about 100 feet from the end. one piling literally gave way earlier today and floated off. the second piling over that section, just wobbling, looks like it's hanging on by a few nails. so it may go later on in the evening. the rest of the pier seems to be sturdy. it's not wobbling real bad. we'll wait and see how much toll the storm takes on it. we're get something pretty good rain now. we just clocked some wind speed down here on the beach. around 31, 32 miles an hour. the good news is the wind continues to come off the land. let me got bob to pan up again to the porch where we've got all of our tv lights lighting up the beach. you can see the rain coming down. you see it's blowing toward the beach. it's blowing from the inland
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sections of the island. that wind as it gusts, forces going against the waves. as you see the waves, they break some of the spray, blown back out, that's an indication the wind is blowing against the waves. that may keep some of the storm surge down. if you notice one thing about atlantic beach it's very quiet right now. our photographer pointed out we're the only ones making footprints in the sand right now. everybody else is hunkered down. >> our thanks to raleigh-durham's coverage. here is where hurricane earl is right now on the north carolina coast. we see this image here on the radar. the concern is as it moves up to the northeast, massachusetts and cape cod, of course a popular vacation spot. >> 500,000 folks. >> for a lot of people on labor day, which is why president obama has signed an emergency disaster declaration already for massachusetts. >> this thing obviously as we said all week was a massive storm at first, a strong cat 4, monster storm.
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it chas weakened, though. that's the good news. not out of the clear just yet for much of the east coast. lighter news coming up. "the skinny" is next including a very funny message from jerry lewis to lindsay lohan. and what's jennifer aniston up to. who's she dating? n n n
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it is that time again, time for "the skinny." >> everyone's favorite. >> that's right. we know jerry lewis is a man who for 50-plus years has dedicated this labor day time with a telethon helping children suffering from muscular dystrophy. he's now turned his interest to helping some troubled women of hollywood, rob. >> yes, and the very compassionate jerry was asked how he would deal with lindsay lohan and her recent troubles. he showed some more of that trademark compassion. take a listen. >> i would smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman. i would say, you deserve this and nothing else.
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whack! and then, if she's not satisfied, i'd put her own my knee and spank her. >> hey-yo! >> jerry! >> he's 84, and he is on fire there with some interesting thoughts. >> jerry is all worked up. wow. he is all worked up, jer. stirring words not only for lindsay but paris hilton, all these young stars getting into trouble. jerry had some interesting words. >> bail him out, he might need to take some donations for bail. >> that will be his telethon for sure. because i have an undying crush on jennifer aniston i have to bring up this next story. to keep tabs on who's she's dating. apparently this is the latest guy, she was spotted this week, this guy, his name is harry morton. he's the hard rock cafe and founder of the pink taco restaurant. she is 41, he is 29. he's also been linked to lindsay
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lohan. he's been linked to paris hilton. and i'm not trying to say anything bad about those lovely young women but jennifer seems to be a different kind of caliber here. so i'm interested that she'd be interested in someone who's dated those two before. they were spotted out. >> it's a hard rock cafe era, right? >> she's not starving, let's be honest here. she likes going with the younger guys, doing the cougar thing. messing with john mayer for a while, now this guy. do what you got to do jenn but i don't appreciate being cheated on, that's all i'm saying. >> you like shakira? we have an interesting thing to report, that her song "waka waka," have you heard it? let's take a listen, i'll tell you some interesting things about it on the other side. ♪ >> so you see the soccer there. this is big -- talking about the world cup, sort of the theme there.
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and overall it broke records online as it made history with the downloads. >> hugely popular.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. of course we are following hurricane earl's every move. it's now hitting north carolina's outer banks with tropical storm force winds, some dangerous surf and driving rains. crews removed a temporary cap over that blown-out bp oil well in the gulf of mexico. it's being closely monitored this morning. it's a major step toward permanently plugging the well. and analysts expect a slight increase in the number of unemployed when last month's jobless report is released today by the federal government. finally this half hour, the popular trends heating up the yahoo! search engines this weekend. some of you are looking for
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something sweet. >> while others, something a little spicy. here's yahoo!'s trend expert pamela woon with more. >> so we've been doing these web trend reports for years and we've always been able to count on a couple of things to spike every time. chocolates and lindsay lohan. but first the chocolates. i'm sure you both know we're fast approaching world chocolate day. no, it's not exactly an official holiday and the post office isn't closed or anything. but for chocolate lovers it's christmas, fourth of july, and easter wrapped up into one yummy package. on yahoo! we're seeing huge numbers for chocolate recipes, cakes, cookies up 123% this week. even how to make beef tenderloin in chocolate sauce. searches for your favorite local chocolatier, including my fave in the bay area, ghiradelli. now about lindsay lohan. movie searches are spiking right now. the biggest buzz is for the new robert rodriguez action flick "machete." up 229%. just for the trailer itself, i'm
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sure it's a great movie, but one specific search keeps coming up, lilo's nude scene. but if you zietd decide the bet's on lilo, it's clear that some of you your mobile phones will be right by your sides. searches are spiking on yahoo! mobile for destinations like mexico which is the top search international hot spot this week. other places like yosemite and san francisco are also burning up searches on yahoo! mobile. i myself am going to get me a staycation and it appears a lot of you are too. especially to get things done around the house. do it yourself home projects are spiking this week. around 1,900%. if you need a spark of inspiration, check out inthefunlane.com. staycation or vacation, what's it going to be? >> i'll take either. at this point. world chocolate day is coming up this saturday. really, lindsay lohan and chocolate. that's where the country's at
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heading toward cape cod. still lots to watch this morning for sure. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm michael marusarz. vinita nair is on vacation. hurricane earl is hitting the north carolina coast with winds over 100 miles an hour. the powerful storm is now moving northeast. >> earl is now a category 2 hurricane, that's a big downgrade since last night. t.j. winick is live in atlantic beach, north carolina, with a live report on the conditions there. hi, t.j. >> reporter: rob and mike, good morning to you both. we are definitely dealing with the heaviest bands of rain so far during this storm. you have to remember even with a category 2 hurricane, you're still talking about wind speeds up to 110 miles per hour. the real concern right now here in north carolina is the storm surge. what with these waves behind me here and the flooding it can cause. the storm is still packing quite a wallop as it skirts the outer banks and heads straight for new england.
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>> take this seriously and be prepared but don't panic. >> reporter: massachusetts, along with maryland, virginia, north carolina, remain under states of emergency. despite the mandatory evacuations ordered for three coastal counties in north carolina, many here are sticking it out. >> we've got another thing of milk downstairs. we're marinating some chicken. >> reporter: late thursday, that state's governor told residents it's not too late to leave. >> if you're on the outer banks still and you're a resident or a visitor you still have time to leave the banks and you still have time to get to a safer place. >> reporter: some took that advice. >> i think it's a serious hurricane. it could get real dangerous in a hurry. so why take a chance? >> reporter: cape cod, massachusetts, is home to 500,000 summer residents. and though a hurricane hitting the northeast is a once in a generation event, authorities there promise they'll be ready. >> we are in position to rapidly respond to meet the needs of the
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local communities, whether they be for continued sheltering, debris management, life safety, communications support, or whatever the needs may be. >> reporter: now, since this storm was first forecast over 100,000 residents down here on the barrier islands have been ordered to evacuate. rob and mike? t.j., we are getting word the eye of the storm is beginning to break up? >> reporter: well, that's correct. we're all used to that very tightly wound eye of the storm, the center of the storm which we see on satellite images. usually that is the very ominous image for those of us who watch the weather very closely. but as this storm has been downgraded from a category 4 to a category 3, now a category 2, we have seen that eye begin to break up. it's almost barely recognizable now on the satellite map. there is always the chance that could reform, and that would of course be a bad thing for the northeast. but right now, the odds are against it. >> all right, certainly good
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news there. thank you, t.j., for that live report. people hundreds of miles to the north are watching this storm very closely. >> accuweather's ava dinges is joining us live and she is tracking the latest on this hurricane. good morning, ava. >> good morning, mike and rob. earl definitely not the monster it was a couple of days ago. good news for the outer banks as we go into these early morning but it's stil arfulm we're still hav som heavy bands of rain mt the outer banks. locations could pick u inches before this and done and earl will continue to track off to the no it is likely to slowly weaken into the next 24 hours, all because of waters up to the th mler h we still have concerns forhe northeast as earl makes a northeastck. it's going to be further offshore, y je shore, even western long island. the good news is thy wt see as many impacts as the outer banks sa but we se r impacts getting into cape cod ased frnooo
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friday night. that's when thef th weather will be oss outt of we could even see tropi force winds into cape cod and that's likely to cause at least some damage as e heo fridaght. ew now back to you, mike and r >> than for of course you can stay rig here on abc news throughout this storm. later in this half hour, another live report from north carolina and a look at the last hurricane to hit new england as first, the rest of your friday forecast. thunderstorms in detroit, cincinnati, nashville, jackson and houston. cool with light rain in the upper midwest. showers in south florida. hot along the gulf coast. >> 92 in new orleans. 91 in miami. new york gets up to and boston 83. 65 in fargo. mid 70s in kansas city, indianapolis, and detroit. 77 in seattle and billings. 91 in boise. investigators want answers after an explosion and fire on another oil rig in the gulf of mexico.
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it happened about 200 miles west of that bp oil well that blew up in april. the rig's 13-member crew was rescued after about two hours. they shut down the rig first then jumped into the water. early reports say a mile-long oil sheen nearby were knocked down. on the floor of the gulf engineers have removed a temporary cap that last month stopped all that gushin that well has been plugged with cement now so no additional oil has seeped into the water. the temporary cap was removed so that the part of the well that initially failed to stop the oil can be repled. then the drilling of a relief well that will plug tll f good can procee maryland police discovered even more explosives as they continued to investigate the standoff at the disc channearte theoud ives suspect's home. in addition to the crude bombs taken inside the building. pierre thomas reports on the hostages and their or >> reporter: as three hostages lay face-down on the floor, james lee, the gunman, paced
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back and forth, carrying what appeared to be a remote control. police feared it would be used to detonate explosives strapped >> my sense from listening s him and knowing what i know, he had no intention of coming out of there alive. >> reporter: what lee may not have known that is police were watching his every move. by a surveillance cammoun n t all that information was being relayed by radio to a 12-man s.w.a.t. team stationed just outside the lobby. lee was armed with two handguns and six improvised plose four of the bombs were str suddenly the hostages began to make a move to escape. lee turned and pulled out a the s.w.a.t. team had to go now. >> we confront him, he turns toward my officers, the gun is out, and that's when they shoot him. >> reporter: the s.w.a.t. team marksman had to make a split-second decision and their they wa leeut they did pierre thomas, abc news, washington. there's now a developing
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story coming out of miami this morning. authorities hav of the six terminals in miami international airport. a bomb squad has been on the scene and they're investigating a suspicious package there. at least 200 passengers have been evacuated. more details on this developing story coming up later on "ameath." asian stock markets posted modest gains this friday trading and analysts say that's because of what's happening here in the u.s. this morning. >> in just a few hours the government will release its new jobs report. abc's business editor dan arnall >> good morning, rob and mike. as the nation gets headed into a holiday weekended addled with a hurricne, san c storm brewing. the august jobs report is due out 8:30 this morning and economists are betting we'll see the third month in a row of jobs loss in the united states. right now the consensus has employers slashing 120,000 jobs from their payrolls last month and the nation's unemployment rate ticking up to 9.6%. once again, the government
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sector is expected to lead the way as temporary census workers finish their jobs on that once a decade tally of americans. wall street has been treading water since wednesday, waiting to see if the numbers are better or worse than expected. no matter the outcome of this one monthly report, one thing is certain -- the nation has lost 7.5 million jobs since the beginning of the recession. rob and mike? a great american author is finally getting the final word 100 years after his death. >> wow. before he died back in 1910, mark twain left some strict instructions that his autobiography was not to be published until the centennial of his death. the first of three volumes of that autobiography will be released in november, featuring these never before seen photos of twain. >> fans of the writer may get a prepublished glimpse of the autobiography at next month's mark twain festival in angels camp, california. >> more news after this.
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continuing with our breaking news coverage of hurricane earl. it was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane, but as earl moves to the northeast, away from north carolina's coastline, tropical storm force winds are now hitting the coast. not long ago earl was a category 5 storm and looked down right dangerous. now we get an update, though. >> abc's steven portnoy is in kill devil hills, north carolina, this morning. steve, what is the latest? >> good morning, guys. the rain keeps picking up, the wind too as the storm keeps tracking further to the north. it's at this point been relatively easy going on kill devil hills. this island which includes nags head, though we're told by the national weather service at one point nags head had 75-mile-per-hour wind gusts
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which is just about hurricane strength. so far we've seen tropical storm force winds but now it looks like it could get even stronger still. this hurricane has weakened, though. that's a good thing because this is a storm that was very powerful just 24, 48 hours ago, a category 4. now it's down to category 2 with 105-mile-per-hour winds. the good news is its eye wall has stayed off the coast. >> as you reported, this was a monster cat 4 storm about 24 hours ago. it did weaken. is that fairly typical as storm systems get closer to land? >> i think it is typical. especially in this case where you have the eye wall that was disintegrating and basically coming apart as the storm was nearing the shore. so i think that that bodes well for folks who are further north, for example, in new england. i think we're hearing it's likely the storm will continue to weaken as it moves further
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north into cooler waters up north. >> quickly, steven, what about the people there? we know that the mandatory evacuations along the north carolina coast. what about the people that stayed behind? >> well, they've been doing their best to try to stay safe, i will say that we are hearing reports that route 12 has been washed over on hatteras island. that was the fear, that's why they ordered those evacuations in that particular location. it's the main road there. the big fear now at this hour is the storm surge. because it's hitting just at high tide, it's hitting in these overnight hours. >> abc's steven portnoy reporting from kill devil hills, north carolina. our thanks to you, steve. now earl appears to be headed to the northeast. and the shores of new england. >> nearly 20 years ago, hurricane bob hit that region. the last major hurricane to hit new england. 18 people died in that storm. from the abc news vault now, coverage from august 19th, 1991. >> here at home the first major hurricane of the season on the
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east coast, hurricane bob. the latest satellite photos show the eye of the tomorrowstorm is off the coast of maine. it moved off the shore of new england throughout the day, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. and here's abc's john mckenzie. >> reporter: the storm came barreling up the northeast, traveling at 30 miles an hour, pushing around just about anyone or anything that stood in its way. with winds gusting above 100 miles an hour, people along the coast were left with a basic choice. either move on or hold on. on cape cod, resort towns at the peak of the season looked like ghost towns. after an estimated 50,000 people fled the area. >> just have to know when you can move, when you can't move. you've got to respect that. but yeah, it's scary times. >> reporter: high winds smashed windows and tore off roofs. trees and utility poles were down, leaving many in the dark. in all as many as 750,000 people were left without power and it
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could be days before it's restored. waves surged 7 to 10 feet, enforcing navy submarines to flee for the safety of the deep. pleasure boats put into any harbor they could find. >> it's hard to believe how destructive a hurricane could be. >> reporter: the last time people here saw anything like this was six years ago when hurricane gloria paid a visit. >> trees were down everywhere from that one. i can imagine what this is going to cause. >> reporter: in boston employees were sent home at noon. roads were clogged and winds were so strong the city suspended bus service. farther down the coast the tip of long island, new york, took only a glancing blow from the storm. for some there, bob is now just an exciting memory. >> you can't get something like this. >> reporter: for most people caught in bob's path it looks more like an extended cleanup. john mckenzie, abc news, falmouth, massachusetts. >> so funny, moving here to new york from the gulf coast, this is typical summertime activity,
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watching these storms. earl's been the greatest threat to this part of the country in almost 20 years as you just heard. >> the northeast, it really is not accustomed so much as the gulf to seeing hurricanes. nonetheless we know the people in montauk, long island, are preparing for whatever earl becomes as it hits t coming up next, the economy. the momomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomo n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
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ever since the economy slumped, lottery sales rose. in new york, state lottery sales shot up $7.8 billion this year. and in tennessee, instant game sales were up $8 million. >> i feel lucky. >> reporter: but is it worth it? is the chance at a fabulous financial future worth the money you risk losing? in reality you have a better chance at becoming a celebrity, winning an oscar, or winning an olympic gold medal, than hitting it big in the lottery. still, people play and play often. these scratch-offs are extremely popular. okay, so i didn't win. but what if you could win without ever playing? say you spend $20 a week on the lottery. but instead of laying the lottery, you invest $20 a week in a modest s&p 500 mutual fund, which averages a 10% interest rate over 20 years. in 2030, you'd have $61,842.08. okay, that doesn't exactly put you in this category.
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>> $314 million. >> reporter: but say you reinvest that $61,842.08 for just 10 more years. you could end up with $175,457. yes, winning by not playing. now, the revenue from lotto sales do go towards social services. in new york alone, $2.6 billion of lotto money helped fund education in the state. and if you happen to be one of those guys to strike it rich, feel free to share. >> so many people do share. >> right. at least you find out that people want you to share if you find out you're in that position. we talked to so many people. besides the numbers and how much money they're spending, they say bottom line it's fun. i think what you're seeing is the release for a lot of people in these tough times. look, maybe it's a chance at something nice. >> tough times, people hold on to that wish.
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world news now delivers your "morning papers." >> welcome back, everybody. well, these are pictures and video that kind of caused outrage around the world. this 2-year-old boy in indonesia who was up to smoking cigarettes, two packs a day, two years old. now his dad came out with some ridiculous comment, i think he's healthy, i don't see the problem here. though his 2-year-old son was smoking two packs a day, literally chain smoking. good news to report, the kid went into rehab for 30 days, he has quit smoking, the parents got training how to be best parents. they already found health problems with the kid when they took him into rehab. already heart issues. apparently he's come out of rehab, he's okay. he had these tantrums he couldn't get his cigarette.
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apparently the kid is cured. 40 cigarettes a day? >> two packs a day at 2 years old, disturbing. >> 2 years old. >> let's give folks some lighter news too. >> i think that's terrible. there's a guy who sounds like that guy from "police academy," michael winslow, on air guitar. ♪ >> that's just him, not any guitar. incredible. it's friday, folks. it's time for the polka! ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow ♪ ♪ stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ grab your world news mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every
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wc eye on earl. the hurricane's impact this morning on north carolina. >> take this seriously and be prepared but don't panic. >> and the state of emergency in new england. then, dramatic rescue. the oil platform explosion in the gulf, the crew members' fast action, and how they got to safety. and, touching trend. competitors can't wait to get their hands on the ipad technology. it's friday, september 3rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and it's the story we've been talking about all week for several days now and officially on this friday morning, earl is here. >> earl has arrived and it is finally making that slow turn up the northeast. so north carolina getting what
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it's going to get. and then now the bull's-eye. the northeast bracing for it as well. we'll have to see where it exactly hits. >> absolutely. full coverage this morning, of course. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm mike marusarz sitting in for vinita nair. hurricane earl has moved over north carolina this morning as the powerful storm now begins its march up the east coast. earl is expected to move north-northeast for much of the day, taking it away from land. >> the north carolina coast is being pounded now with heavy rain, tropical storm-force winds, and some rough surf. t.j. winick has the latest now from atlantic beach. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and mike, good morning. you have to remember, even with a category 2 hurricane we're still talking about wind speeds up to 110 miles per hour. and we're certainly feeling some of those outer bands right now. the storm is still packing quite a wallop as it skirts the outer banks and heads straight for new england.
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>> take this seriously and be prepared but don't panic. >> reporter: massachusetts along with maryland, virginia, north carolina remain under states of emergency. despite the mandatory evacuations ordered for three coastal counties in north carolina, many here are sticking it out. >> we've got another thing of milk downstairs. we're marinating some chicken. >> reporter: late thursday, that state's governor told residents it's not too late to leave. >> if you're on the outer banks still and you're a resident or a visitor, you still have time to leave the banks. and you still have time to get to a safer place. >> reporter: some took that advice. >> i think it's a serious hurricane. it could get real dangerous in a hurry. so why take a chance? >> reporter: cape cod, massachusetts, is home to 500,000 summer residents. though a hurricane hitting the northeast is a once in a generation event, authorities promise they'll be ready. >> we will be in a position to rapidly respond to meet the needs of the local communities.
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whether they be for continued sheltering, debris management, life safety, communications support, or whatever the needs may be. >> reporter: the worst part of hurricane earl was expected to impact the coastline here at 2:00 a.m. eastern time on friday morning. rob and mike, back to you. >> thanks a lot, t.j. now the latest on the path of hurricane earl. >> accuweather's ava dinges has the latest on this storm. ava, what can we expect today? >> well, thank you, mike and rob. we're definitely expecting the worst of hurricane earl to be impacting the coastal areas of north carolina at least into the early morning of friday. then it's heading for the northeast. but as for now, it's still a strong hurricane. a category 2 storm, winds sustained at 105 miles per hour. it is tracking to the north, a little east of due north, at 18 miles per hour. it is going to continue to head off the eastern coastline. the worst of the weather right now to the outer banks where we're seeing waves as high as 25 feet, pound on in, likely to cause some coastal flooding at
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least into early friday. the good news is things should be improving across the carolinas at least as we head into friday morning. through the rest of the days winds will be picking up across coastal areas of long island, even into cape cod. they could be picking up tropical storm force winds as we go into friday afternoon. the worst for cape cod will be into friday night. that's when they could see heavy rain as well. localized areas could see 2 to 4 inches of rain just into friday night, likely to lead to some flooding. now back to you. >> all right, ava, thanks a lot. here's the rest of your friday forecast. wet from the great lakes down to texas with thunderstorms in detroit, cincinnati, and nashville. fall-like temperatures with light rain across minnesota and wisconsin. meanwhile, showers in south florida. >> and 91 in miami. 80s from baltimore to boston. just 62 in the twin cities. out west, 95 in sacramento. 86 in portland. 91 in boise. fema has prepared for
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hurricane earl in north carolina. the agency sent trucks to ft. bragg loaded with supplies, including food and water. those supplies can be sent anywhere in the carolinas or virginia as needed. there's a three-day supply of food and water for about 50,000 people. meanwhile, in massachusetts, fema's teams are very busy there too ahead of the storm. national guard crews were at the ready in north carolina ahead of the storm's arrival. last-minute checks were done to a giant hoist that could lift about 600 pounds. on top of that, blackhawk crews made sure their helicopters were prepared to fly. >> despite the warnings two sailors in charleston, south carolina, decided to try their luck against earl. not a good idea. the two men had to jump out just before a huge wave smashed their craft against the pilings. they were not hurt. of course our coverage of hurricane earl does not end here. later this half hour, much more from the north carolina coast. later on "america this morning" and "good morning america," more
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live reports all on the storm. and turning to other news on this friday morning, the army has lost its first chaplain in combat since the vietnam war. 43-year-old captain dale getts was among five americans killed by a roadside bomb on monday. he died after the supply convoy he was riding in came under attack. the last time an army chaplain was killed in combat was october of 1970. the search is on at the site of an oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. the fire is out. now the company that owns the rig insists the situation here is much different from the april blast that led to the gulf oil disaster. abc's eric barajas has the details. >> reporter: concern over an oil well explosion soon gave way to relief. all 13 workers on board were accounted for, rescued while floating in the gulf. >> all 13 members aboard the oil platform have survived with no serious injuries. >> reporter: the explosion occurred thursday morning more than 90 miles south of louisiana's vermilion bay. an oil production platform located in shallow waters of the
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gulf ignited. >> during an exercise, it is a production platform and not a drilling rig. >> reporter: coast guard officials said workers were able to shut down production before evacuating the facility. the owner of the platform, mariner energy, said it had seven wells that produce oil and natural gas. officials do not know what caused the explosion. >> we asked the type of specific work they were doing. they weren't able to confirm for us what exactly the responsibilities there were. >> reporter: there were initial reports of a mile-long oil sheen spotted near the blast site. the coast guard knocked down those reports. >> coast guard helicopters on-scene and vessels on-scene have no reports of a visible sheen in the water. >> reporter: experts say this explosion is nowhere near as serious as last april's explosion at the deepwater horizon site. >> we obviously have response assets ready for deployment should we receive reports of pollution in the water. >> reporter: congress isn't wasting any time with another
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oil platform explosion. some house democrats are already demanding answers. the house energy and commerce committee is asking scott josie, president and ceo of mariner energy, for a briefing on the incident. for abc news, eric barajas, houma, louisiana. meanwhile, at the site of the bp oil well, engineers there have removed a temporary cap that last month stopped all that gushing oil. no additional oil has seeped into the water because the well has been plugged with cement. that temporary cap was removed so that part of the well that failed to stop the spill can now be replaced. then the drilling of a relief well that will plug the broken well for good can proceed. federal safety investigators have been looking into consumer concerns about pampers diapers. that's after 4,700 complaints of severe rashes, all on children who had worn swaddler and cruiser dry max diapers, which hilt the market a few months ago. investigators could not find a direct link between these diapers and the severe rashes. parents are still urged to
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report any more complaints. well, first the bubbly. now the brew. another surprise find that's been laying low for 200 years. >> that's right. back in july, divers surveying an early 19th century ship wreck in the baltic sea found what's believed to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne. while bringing it to the surface this week, they were surprised to discover several bottles of what may be the world's oldest beer. >> researchers who tried a few drops of the beer liked how it tasted. they said the seabed provided the ultimate conditions for long-term storage. kind of like mother nature's cooler. >> right. how do you think that tasting went? you try it. no, no, you try it. >> you know what, on a friday we'll all try it. more news after this, stay with us. quick question... whatdoes she see in him? well his crubbing surface is 30% larger thse days. [ spray bottle ] yea hat was rhetorical. [ liquid cleaner ] one more thing, he cleans thre times more soap scum
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returning to breaking news coverage on "world news now," hurricane earl hit north carolina's coast last night as a category 2 storm, and now there's a state of emergency in
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parts of the northeast. >> for sure. we should also mention we're showing on our screen this morning satellite images of the storm as it now is. earl makes its way up the eastern seaboard as well, satellite map there for you as well as a crawl there. the very latest on the storm information. >> which is important because this storm is moving and we are trying to figure out exactly who is next. but we know north carolina in the brunt of it overnight. >> exactly, exactly. and abc's steven portnoy joins us now from kill devil hills, north carolina, with the very latest on what the storm is doing there. hi, steve. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys, from kill devil hills, which is a city just south of kitty hawk, just north of nags head. it's been relatively easy going this morning. we're not yet seeing the full brunt of the worst winds from earl although it's tracking right up along the eastern shore of north carolina. right now i'd say wind gusts are close to 50 miles per hour here
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on the barrier islands of the outer banks where we are rocking and rolling in our news van outside as winds push us from side to side. it's there's rain but it's relatively light rain. we expect it will intensify as the hours roll on this morning. >> you talk about the conditions happening right now. what about the emergency preparation happening in kill devil hills? the people there who have evacuated. but what about the people who have stayed? what are emergency crews bracing them for this morning? >> reporter: well, there's a mandatory evacuation order for all visitors here in dare county, north carolina, that was issued early this morning. they tried to get folks out. we were out and about earlier. i should say yesterday, thursday, during the day to see who would wind up staying in nags head, in this area, kill devil hills. most people did choose to get out. we're staying at a hotel that is still open, still has electricity, had a band playing in the bar area to keep everybody occupied and happy and energized.
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but everyone now basically waiting out the storm, hoping it will pass. thankfully the eye seems to be staying off the coast and not turning further inland. everyone's hoping that this will all clear out, there won't be a lot of damage. the emergency crews will wait until first light to see what kind of damage has been done. there are big fears the storm will have washed out route 12, the main road on cape hatteras. >> as long as the band is playing i guess the spirits are relatively high despite the weather outside. thanks a lot for that report. steven portnoy from the north carolina coast. >> we'll of course be following this storm all morning honk. stay with abc news throughout the morning and of course throughout the day. now, in other ws t morning, the mideast peace talks. for the first time in nearly two years the palestinian president and the israeli prime minister sit down together. >> both sides did agree on one thing, to meet again. john hendren has more from washington this morning. good morning, john.
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>> reporter: good morning,b pan p commander in chief to seek peace in the middle east. by starting near theinni of his term, this president seal the deal. president obama's first shot at forging a middle east peace pact began with a show of progress. >> president abbas and prime minister netanyahu agreed that these negotiations can be completed within one year. >> reporter: in the world of diplomacy, progress often means more talks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian authority leader mahmoud abbas set a date for mid-november and promised to meet every two weeks after that until there's peace. >> we cannot and we will not impose a solution. only you can make the decisions necessary. >> reporter: the goal, a settlement that ends israel's 43-year occupation of the palestinian territory within the year, creating an independent palestinian state at peace with israel. >> together, we can lead our people to a historic future. >> reporter: abbas too vowed to work to resolve all outstanding
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conflicts. for president obama, hosting the first round of peace talks since the gaza war of 2008 brought negotiations to a halt, it was a hopeful sign. >> if we do not make the attempt, then failure is guaranteed. >> reporter: unlike his predecessors, he has years to follow up. >> this president, i believe, will succeed. >> reporter: president obama is seeking a prize that has eluded every president since jimmy carter. but he's doing what he can to ensure that if it fails it's not because he ran out the clock. rob and mike? >> many people are asking what is different about this particular peace negotiation? and the head of the media convoy, george mitchell, told the bbc this is happening in a much more behind the scenes manner. as well as it being an international approach, unlike some of the previous attempts that we've seen. >> behind closed doors, away from all the cameras. so real progress. so many stabs at this before, hopefully this is perhaps the one that makes some real
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headway. we'll see, as always, fingers crossed. well, coming up next, the usually outspoken governor of d
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we welcome back, everybody. arizona governor jan brewer has made a name for herself certainly this year. she's the architect of her state's controversial anti-illegal immigration bill. >> brewer also made headlines this week, but for another reason. as david muir reports it was her loss of words. >> reporter: governor brewer signed the toughest immigration bill in the land. >> it's a good bill. we cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it. the kidnappings and extortion and beheadings. >> which beheadings in arizona were you referring to? >> our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded. >> reporter: now up for election, the first televised debate.
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during her opening remarks -- >> we have done everything that we could possibly do -- >> reporter: the debate then turns contentious when one of her opponents asks about those beheadings. >> i call upon you today to say that there are no beheadings, that was a false statement. >> and you know, terry, i will call you out -- >> reporter: she did not address it. afterward -- >> please answer the question. about the headless bodies. why won't you recant that? do you still believe that? come on, governor. >> okay, thank you. >> reporter: the night was over. david muir, abc news. >> a lot of reaction to this story. what do we want to say about that? >> uh -- i -- uh -- >> yeah. >> actually, we do have a lot to say. the question in all seriousness, is this going to affect her ten-point lead over her opponent?
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and finally this half hour, they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. if that's the case apple must be blushing right now. >> the ipad has been a giant success for apple and now competitors have released tablet computers of their own. the bbc's rory cellan-jones reports. >> reporter: when it comes to shiny new gadgets one company has been king for a decade. first apple's ipod, then its iphone and now the ipad has persuaded millions to part with their cash. other big names in the gadget world believe that apple is
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got away far too long with selling products that are overprized and only appeal for their looks rather than their technology. here in berlin this week they're staging a fight back. it's one of the world's biggest gadget shows gets under way. korea's samsung is first out of the blocks with a new tablet computer. remind you of anything? yes, it does look like a smaller ipad. but this one runs with the rival google android software. and unlike apple's product, this one can take pictures too. it's taken apple's rivals some time to hit back. with total sales of $275 million, the ipod dominates the mp3 player market. its nearest rival has a tiny share. more than 50 million people now have an iphone. google android phones are beginning to overtake apple. and more than 3 million ipads have been sold since its spring launch. but this time, rivals like
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samsung have been quicker to respond. one technology blogger thinks other firms have learned a key lesson from apple. >> they're trying to represent this sexy lifestyle and tablets, phones, everything's just billed as being so easy once you get it out of the box, it just works, and that's very much something that apple's been offering for years. >> reporter: toshiba too has unveiled an ipad look-alike here. plenty of tablet computers here in all shapes and sizes. but they have one thing in common. just about all of them are likely to be much cheaper than apple's ipad. rory cellan-jones, bbc news. berlin. >> this technology has taken over the world. there's no doubt about that. there's really nothing that you cannot do on these things. even build a news story. >> this is accuweather's application for ipad. we are tracking earl. as it brushes up against the north carolina coast. bottom line they're pretty cool, right? >> very cool. of course like you said, all
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rolina and the precautions being taken across the northeast. then, hillary clinton's clout. >> i think she has credibility. >> the secretary of state's diplomacy during long-awaited mideast peace talks. and, web trends. the sudden need to find facts about chocolate and lindsay lohan on the internet. it's friday, september 3rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and it appears the biggest threat from hurricane earl, which is weakening thankfully, is the storm surge. not so much the wind gusts, as
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we maybe previously thought. but still, it's going to be there nonetheless. >> we've heard for days, at one point it was a category 5 storm, now a weak category 2 storm. hopefully it may not be as bad as folks feared. that's the good news this morning. hi, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm mike marusarz sitting in for vinita nair. north carolina is taking a pounding from hurricane earl this morning as the storm now begins to turn to the northeast away from land. >> earl is now located off the coast of cape hatteras, north carolina. t.j. winick is joining us from atlantic beach this morning. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and mike, good morning to you both. even with a category 2 hurricane you're still talking about winds up to 110 miles per hour and we're certainly getting some of the outer bands of that right now. the real concern right here in north carolina at this point is storm surge. what, with the waves behind me and the flooding that can cause.
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despite mandatory evacuations in three coastal counties down here, officials can't force people out of their homes. so many have chosen to ride this one out. a state of emergency has been declared at this point in four states -- north carolina, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts. and certainly that should help getting those necessary resources to where they need to go as soon as the storm blows out to sea. now right now the storm is on a path to cape cod, massachusetts, with 500,000 simple residents. even though a hurricane hitting the northeast is a once in a generation event, emergency officials up there promise that they will be ready. since the storm has been forecast, over 100,000 residents down here in the barrier islands have been forced to evacuate. rob and mike? >> t.j., from your vantage point, any discernible damage in that area or are things pretty minimal? >> reporter: i would say things are minimal. of course, we've had some moments of extreme weather down here. the surf, about 12 feet high. the rain, the wind.
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certainly, the sky has been ominous. but overall, a lot less damage than people expected. and a lot smoother situation, thank goodness. >> certainly good news. t.j., thank you very much for that report. as hurricane earl leaves his mark on north carolina, people in the northeast are now watching and paying attention. >> accuweather's ava dinges is following the hurricane's every move. ava, the big question, what can we expect now? >> good morning, mike and rob. and unfortunately, we could expect conditions to worsen across the outer banks, at least into the next couple of hours. because earl is still expected to parallel the outer banks as we head throughout these early morning hours. it's sustained winds at about 105 miles per hour. the good news it's about 50 to 100 miles offshore. that means the worst of the winds are going to be offshore as well, but even the outer banks could see tropical storm force winds throughout these next couple of hours. gusts as high as hurricane force. it looks like earl will be
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heading out of their neck of the woods and the weather should be improving in the outer banks through friday. just as things improve in the outer banks, worsening in the new england area. waves already pounding the new england coastline and we expect the waves to increase along cape cod as well. cape cod could be facing stronger winds as hurricane earl may track even closer to it. they could see gusts as high as hurricane storm force as we head through. the worst of the weather into friday night. now back to you, mike and rob. >> ava dinges, thank you so much. stay with abc news throughout the morning and throughout the day for live reports on hurricane earl. coming up later this half hour, "american landscape" coverage from north carolina. earl of course is the big story but now let's turn to the rest of the forecast around the country. thunderstorms and heavy rain from the great lakes into the ohio, tennessee, and mississi valleys. wet in louisiana and east texas. showers for the southern tier of
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florida. meanwhile, light rain across minnesota and wisconsin. >> cool in the midwest and great 62 in minneapolis. 71 in chicago. 75 in kansas city. 80s in the northeast. and 93 in atlanta. seattle hit 77. and salt lake city 86. shifting gears to other news now, no oil has seeped into the gulf of mexico following another rig explosion there. the blast took place about 200 miles west of the bp oil well. all 13 crew members were safely rescued after they jumped into the gulf. they did manage to shut down production on the rig though before evacuating. it's still unclear what sparked this explosion. early reports about a mile-long oil sheen nearby, though, have been knocked down. the fbi is revealing details of what it's calling the largest human trafficking case in u.s. history. six suspects are accused the luring 400 laborers from thailand. they apparently force them to work at sites from coast to coast. if convicted, the accused face sentences up to 70 years.
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police say four more explosives were found at the home of a man who stormed discovery channel's headquarters this week in maryland. that's in addition to the four devices that were found in the building after police shot and killed that suspect. it also turns out the suspect, john lee, was carrying pistols, not handguns as police previously reported. the first day of mideast peace is talks ended with a promise to keep talking. the israeli and palestinian leaders will meet again in two weeks. secretary of state hillary clinton will also be there. jake tapper has a look at what she's facing. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton has never before faced a challenge as daunting as this one. >> this is in the national security interests of the united states. but we cannot and we will not impose a solution. >> reporter: the world will be watching to see what she brings to the table. >> i think she has credibility. now, whether that translates into diplomatic skills, i don't know.
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frankly, she's untested as a mediator. >> reporter: some see clinton's experience as a politician is an asset, since she will understand not just policy but politics. how the palestinian and israeli leaders can solve the negotiations back home. >> she's got the best type of political mind that knows where you need the point of principle and knows where you need the subtlety and compromise. >> reporter: secretary clinton has requested historical background material, looking at past efforts in the region to see what worked and what did not. what she found is sometimes, a ruthless ability to manipulate and to bluff is what works. >> you need to be really tough. and probably, pretty devious. >> reporter: in 1975, the ford white house, frustrated with israeli intransigence during a peace negotiation, claimed the u.s. was reassessing its middle east policy. but it was not true. years later, secretary of state henry kissinger admitted the reassessment was "theater. there was nothing to reassess." >> you really need to look at life or the negotiation as if it
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were a chess board, anticipating what the next move is and probably the next move after that. >> reporter: kissinger had been eager to make the israelis nervous. and eventually the israelis came to the table. jake tapper, abc news, new york. well, the summer now wrapping up. school bells are ringing across the globe. children aren't the only ones heading back to class. >> that's right. the so-called panda school has reopened in southwest china. the curriculum at the panda preserve didn't seem too tough at all. look at that. >> not bad. actually looks more like recess than important lessons. the pandas spent most of the day romping around, playing a scale, and climbing some trees. not a bad school day at all. >> all together -- aww! >> more "world news" after this.
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course, of hurricane earl. tropical storm force winds and driving rains are hitting north carolina this morning. meanwhile, the northeast is preparing for earl as well with a state of emergency already declared in some areas. welcome back, everybody. the east coast has been preparing for this storm all week. as earl ruined many holiday plans across the east coast. >> the outer banks on the coast of north carolina is earl's first target. for its impact there, here's "american landscape" coverage from raleigh-durham's wtvd. >> for breaking news, abc 11 eyewitness news at 11:00 starts right now. >> breaking news. hurricane earl weakens but it's still a powerful storm. with 105-mile-per-hour winds. the category 2 hurricane is off the coast of north carolina right now and the outer banks should feel the effects into the wee hours of the morning. >> take a look at this new eyewitness video just in to us. big waves from earl crashing onto the pier in surf city.
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in oslo county. and there are dozens of people standing on the pier watching it as it happens. >> tonight we are live up and down the north carolina coast with the very latest. good evening, everyone. >> hi, everyone. i'm steve daniels. believe it or not, 26 million people in 68 counties stretching from here in north carolina all the way to maine are expected to feel the impact of earl in the next 48 hours. but right now, it is arriving on our coast. here's a live look at the outer banks. this is kill devil hills. where you is see the sea oats are are waving in the breeze. the breeze there upwards of 25 miles an hour. the surf picking up. we've seen light rain this evening. >> and take a look at the crystal coast this evening. this is on the atlantic beach. check out the surf here. we're expecting the storm surge to swallow up a good portion of the beach. that pier is getting a little wobbly tonight too. >> jerry has the latest hurricane track. >> national hurricane center
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moving north. north upd at 18. it's moving pretty quickly now. and this track if you were with us earlier today and this evening is right along this line, the 70 degree longitude line. it's now east of that, which is the second bit of good news. the hurricane has weakened. it's now forecast to pass only about 100 miles or so to the east of cape hatteras which means the weather won't get as bad as we thought at 5:00 or 6:00. >> now to atlantic beach where hurricane earl is storing up pretty major swells. probably where we've seen most of the rain this evening. the most experienced hurricane reporter in our state greg barnes is live from atlantic beach. he's riding out the storm there, trying to stay dry. doesn't look like it's working. >> reporter: that's not going to happen. i've seen them big, i've seen them bad. earl doesn't seem to be that bad just yet. as you can see, here comes the water. we're getting a pretty good storm surge here. let me show you. what we're seeing right now is a
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lot of the sea foam as it comes up. that's an indication of just how turbulent the water is out there. sort of at the end the pier here at atlantic beach, several yards out. you look toward the end of the pier, several hundred yards out, you can see some pretty big breakers are building out there. we've been hearing reports of waves running anywhere from 10 to 12 to 15 feet. re aresome foam, causing n a w lot they're breaking against the ier that was a good one. and we've got a couple of concerns about the pier right now. we had two pilings in a section about 100 feet from the end. one piling literally gave way earlier today and floated off. the second piling over that section, just wobbling, looks like it's hanging o a f so it may gin t cf nd see how much toll the storm takes on it. we're get something pretty good rain now. we just clocked some wind speed doon te ea
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around 31, 32 miles an hour. the good news is the wind continues to come off the land. let me get bob to pan up again to the porch where we've got all of our tv lights lighting up the beach. you can see the rain coming down. you see it's blowing toward the beach. it's blowing from the inland sectiof th that wi going against the waves as you see the waves, ty br some of the spray, blown back out, that's an iio t wind is blowing against thmstor surge d if you notice one thi atlantic beach itquie right now. our photographer pointed out we're noneing everybody else is hunkered down. >> our thanks to raleigh-durham's coverage. here is where hurricane earl is right now on the north carolina coast. we see this image here on the radar. the concern is as it moves up to the northeast, massachusetts and cape cod, of course a popular vacation spot. >> 500,000 folks. >> for a lot of people on labor day, which is why president obama has signed an emergency
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disaster declaration already for massachusetts. >> this thing obviously as we said all week was a massive storm at first, a strong cat 4, monster storm. it has weakened, though. that's the good news. not out of the clear just yet for much of the east coast. lighter news coming up. "the skinny" is next includic c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c
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it is that time again, time for "the skinny." >> everyone's favorite. >> that's right. we know jerry lewis is a man who for 50-plus years has dedicated this labor day time with a telethon helping children suffering from muscular dystrophy. he's now turned his interest to helping some troubled women of hollywood, rob. >> yes, and the very compassionate jerry was asked how he would deal with lindsay lohan and her recent troubles. he showed some more of that trademark compassion. take a listen. >> i would smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman. i would say, you deserve this and nothing else. whack!
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and then, if she's not satisfied, i'd put her own my knee and spank her. >> hey-yo! hey-yo! >> jerry! >> he's 84, and he is on fire there with some interesting thoughts. >> jerry is all worked up. wow. he is all worked up, jer. stirring words not only for lindsay but paris hilton, all these young stars getting into trouble. jerry had some interesting words. >> might have to bail him out. he might need to take some don nations for bail. >> that will be his telethon for sure. because i have an undying crush on jennifer aniston i have to bring up this next story. to keep tabs on who's she's dating. apparently this is the latest guy, she was spotted this week, this guy, his name is harry morton. he's the hard rock cafier and founder of the pink taco restaurant. she is 41, he is 29. he's also been linked to lindsay
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lohan. he's been linked to paris hilton. and i'm not trying to say anything bad about those lovely young women but jennifer seems to be a different kind of caliber here. so i'm interested that she'd be interested in someone who's dated those two before. they were spotted out. >> hard rock cafier, right? >> she's not starving, let's be honest here. she likes going with the younger guys, doing the cougar thing. messing with john mayer for a while, now this guy. do what you got to do, jenn, but i don't appreciate being cheated on, that's all i'm saying. >> you like shakira? we have an interesting thing to report, that her song "waka waka," have you heard it? let's take a listen, i'll tell you some interesting things about it on the other side. ♪ >> so you see the soccer there. this is big -- talking about the world cup, sort of the theme
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there. and overall it broke records online as it made history with the downloads. >> hugely popular. the downloads. >> hugely popular.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. of course we are following hurricane earl's every move. it's now hitting north carolina's outer banks with tropical storm force winds, some dangerous surf and driving rains. crews removed a temporary cap over that blown-out bp oil well in the gulf of mexico. it's being closely monitored this morning. it's a major step toward permanently plugging the well. and analysts expect a slight increase in the number of unemployed when last month's jobless report is released today by the federal government. finally this half hour, the popular trends heating up the yahoo! search engines this weekend. some of you are looking for something sweet. >> while others, something a little spicy.
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here's yahoo!'s trend expert pamela woon with more. hi, pamela. >> good morning, guys. so, we've been doing these web trend reports for years and we've always been able to count on a couple of things to spike every time. chocolates and lindsay lohan. but first the chocolates. i'm sure you both know we're fast approaching world chocolate day. no, it's not exactly an official holiday and the post office isn't closed or anything. but for chocolate lovers it's christmas, fourth of july, and easter wrapped up into one yummy package. on yahoo! we're seeing huge numbers for chocolate recipes, cakes, cookies up 123% this week. even how to make beef tenderloin in chocolate sauce. searches for your favorite local chocolatier, including my fave in the bay area, ghiradelli. now about lindsay lohan. movie searches are spiking right now. the biggest buzz is for the new robert rodriguez action flick "machete." up 229%.
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just for the trailer itself, i'm sure it's a great movie, but one specific search keeps coming up, lilo's nude scene. but if you decide the bet's on lilo, it's clear that some of you your mobile phones will be right by your sides. searches are spiking on yahoo! mobile for destinations like mexico which is the top search international hot spot this week. other places like yosemite and san francisco are also burning up searches on yahoo! mobile. i myself am going to get me a staycation and it appears a lot of you are too. especially to get things done around the house. do it yourself home projects are spiking this week. around 1,900%. if you need a spark of inspiration, check out inthefunlane.com. staycation or vacation, what's it going to be? >> i'll take either. at this point. world chocolate day is coming up this saturday. really, lindsay lohan and chocolate. that's where the country's at right now. >> quite the combination. remember to follow us online.
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